The SMARTGRAFT® System from Vision Medical, Inc. offers a novel approach with multiple benefits for hair restoration surgeons and patients…
SmartGraft™: For Natural Hair Restoration You Can See And Feel
Dealing with hair thinning or hair loss is a frustrating situation for men and women alike. Patients looking for hair restoration procedures in the past were faced with major surgery which included linear scars and several weeks of downtime. Now, thanks to SmartGraft™, those days are gone ! SmartGraft™ provides an alternative hair restoration option that does not involve a scalpel or invasive surgery. This state-of-the-art technology brings hair restoration to a new level.
By working ‘smarter not harder,’ SmartGraft™ offers many benefits to patients seeking a permanent, natural solution to hair loss :
- In-office procedure performed under local anesthesia
- Very little downtime
- Minimal discomfort
- No linear scarring
- Regrowth of your natural hair
- Permanent results
- No need for ‘buzz cut’
Restore Thick, Beautiful Brows with SmartGraft™
Whether your eyebrows have simply thinned over time or you are seeking to improve their appearance after years of plucking and waxing, SmartGraft™ can now restore thinning eyebrows to thick, bold, naturally-beautiful eyebrows. The SmartGraft™ procedure precisely embeds each transplanted hair follicle into the eyebrow with the tiniest of pinpricks so that it safely replaces lost or thinning eyebrows without any facial scarring. The result is thick, real eyebrows that beautifully frame your eyes and help them sparkle and shine!
SmartGraft™ eyebrow replacement is performed under a local anesthesia so that during the procedure, you can interact with the staff to determine the exact shape and thickness you want for your new eyebrows. The shape of both eyebrows can be modified until you are completely satisfied ! While results will be immediately visible for several days, the new brow hair may fall out within a week or so after the procedure as the new follicle hibernates. New long-lasting hair will begin to grow about 3-4 months after your procedure; final results should be visible within a year. Because the transplanted hair is taken from the scalp, the new, living eyebrow hair will require periodic trimming to maintain a natural eyebrow hair-length and brow-like shape.
The SmartGraft™ Experience
SmartGraft™ has completely changed the way we look at hair restoration. SmartGraft™ uses a combination of innovative technology and precision craftsmanship to bring you faster and more efficient results. The science is in the device. Hair grafts can be more precisely extracted and placed into a holding canister that automatically counts, sorts, and moistens the grafts. This moistening process reduces the procedure time which equates to higher success rates of the implanted grafts. So, you can expect more natural looking and feeling, not to mention, permanent hair growth results !
After meeting with you to discuss your specific goals for your hair restoration procedure, we can customize a plan of action to address those goals. The length of your procedure will depend on the number of grafts we will be using. For your procedure, the donor area will be prepped and a local anesthetic will be applied to make sure the area is numb. The SmartGraft™ device can then be used to gently remove small grafts from the donor area and store the grafts in a sterile, controlled environment. After all the grafts have been collected, they can be implanted using tiny openings no larger than a pinprick. Again, the implanted area is also prepped using a local anesthetic, so you will feel very little discomfort. After your procedure is complete, you can go home and resume your normal activities in 1-2 days.
You will start to notice new growth in about 3 months, with noticeable improvement in 6 months and full growth at 12-14 months. Since you are re-growing your own hair, your results will look and feel as natural as if the hair had always been there.
THE SHAVE-LESS FOLLICULAR UNIT EXTRACTION (FUE)
Now we offer a Shave-less Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) technique. Historically, FUE procedures required a portion (if not all) of the scalp to be shaved. Many people opted to forgo having the procedure completed for this reason alone. The Shaveless FUE approach is especially helpful for those individuals that live an active work and social schedule who cannot afford to have a portion or all of their scalp shaved. It is especially helpful for those that have undergone previous Strip-Harvest Follicular Unit Extraction (FUT) procedures, since shaving the the donor area could reveal the linear scar from the previous hair transplant FUT surgery. The Shaveless FUE procedure also allows for the extraction of follicles from the donor site to be spread out consistently to minimize the chance of over harvesting localized shaved areas.
The Shave-less FUE is not offered by most hair restoration clinics, since it is more time-consuming and technically more difficult to perform. We feel that this approach is allowing more individuals the option of undergoing hair transplantation, since there is minimal downtime and minimal visibility that a hair restoration procedure was actually completed. The process involves meticulously trimming random hairs in the donor site and leaving the other hairs long to conceal the donor area. An FUE punch (typically 0.8 mm to a maximum of 1 mm in diameter) is then placed over the trimmed hair grouping and later pulled for implantation. Typically, the recipient site which may have other hairs present are left at their typical length and the transplanted hair follicles are placed in between the existing hair. This allows people to comb existing hair over the grafts during the healing phase to further conceal that a hair transplant surgery was completed. It is our opinion, that the Shaveless FUE will be the standard of care, especially for women who typically wear their hair longer and are not interested in having any portion of their scalp shaved for a hair restoration procedure.
BioFibre Hair Implant is an innovative method which is now helping men and women to win the age-old battle against hair loss. Biofibre is biocompatible (compatible with the human body) artificial hair which is CE Certified for Hair Implant. It is a safe and effective medical technique to combat the baldness problem both in men and women. This technique is suitable for any age and even for those who are completely bald. It is also popular among those who are not suffering from a significant level of hair loss but simply wish to enjoy fuller, thicker-looking hair. This hair restoration treatment has a great level of flexibility, as patients can choose as many or as few hair implants as they wish. This method of hair implant gives you an instant result and no more waiting period for hair growth is required as these are artificial hair. It is classed as a minor surgical procedure. These hair implants look identical to natural hair. They should be maintained with quality hair products, just like your natural hair. They are very resistant and do not break easily. This implant is recommended for hair thinning or androgenetic alopecia (male pattern baldness), scarring alopecia. It can be used in conjunction with other hair restoration techniques when required.
PRP FOR HAIR LOSS
PRP WITH STEM CELLS and MICRONIZED FAT TRANSFER TO THE SCALP under Local Anesthesia: Ring Block
PRP has been used successfully in other medical and surgical disciplines for many years. The decision to use PRP is a personal decision and should be made after careful research, consideration, and consultation with a physician. PRP with cell therapy is safe and natural because the procedure concentrates the good cells from your scalp and injects them directly back into the area where it is needed. There is absolutely no chance of getting a blood infection from another human being. PRP involves using your own cells that are not modified so it is not rejected by your immune system.
Extensive clinical trials are not complete and medical data is not yet published to establish the absolute effectiveness of PRP. PRP should not be considered a “cure” for hair loss and no guarantee can be made about its individual effectiveness. No claim of PRP efficacy in promoting hair growth can be made because there is no FDA approval that would allow such claims to be made.
PRP + STEM CELLS
MICRO-NEEDLING WITH PRP STEM CELLS AS A NON-SURGICAL THERAPY FOR HAIR RESTORSTION
Dr Tawfik Sefrioui's Scarless Cosmetic Surgery Practice is now performing microneedling with platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) as a proactive therapeutic option for male and female patients experiencing hair loss. PRP is an exciting non-surgical therapeutic option for patients who may benefit from stimulation of hair growth for hair loss conditions.
Many people are concerned about thinning hair and loss of hair on areas of their head whether caused by the aging process or various medications. If you’re one of them, you may also be reading and hearing how our own blood is being used in treatments to restore a youthful appearance to skin, and interestingly, about the significant results PRP is achieving to promote hair growth and preventing further hair loss.
In Addition to the PRP OPTION the Practice Offers a Unique Option to Add Cell Thérapie as Regenerative option to enhance the efficacy of the treatment and to administer only one session instead of multiple ones in compilation with LED Therapy and Adjuvant options to stop the thinning of the hair and promote new hair growth.
Laser light therapy was FDA approved for the treatment of alopecia in men in 2007, and later for women in 2009. This non UV light, non radiation treatment uses two wavelengths of light including red and green. Research points to efficacy for improvement in the number/ density of follicles, thickness of individual hair shaft diameter, and restoration of dormant follicles into an active growth phase.
We offer the latest technology on LED Red and Green Laser Light Therapy. The standard in- office treatment is twice weekly, with sessions lasting 25 minutes for the first six weeks and then twice monthly thereafter for the next 3 to 6 months. Maintenance therapy includes at minimum one time per month, however improved results are noted with more frequent sessions.
The light source is applied while you either sit or lay down and the procedure is painless. Typical results are noted after 3 months and maintenance is required to provide long term results.
Laser Light therapy can be used alone or in conjunction with hair restoration surgery. When used following hair restoration therapy it promotes early growth and survival of the transplanted hairs.
Women are excellent candidates for Laser Light Therapy prior to planned hair restoration surgery to prevent shedding of follicles after hair restoration surgery which is much more common in women compared to men. It is also an effective tool when used alone in women to improve density/ decreased shedding. Laser light therapy is not likely to be useful in individuals with long- term and progressive balding or in individuals with contraindications for use of laser therapy such as in those with skin cancer. It is otherwise a safe and potentially effective treatment for alopecia, though results may vary.
NANO FAT GRAFTIN
Are you looking to turn back time? no amount of magic creams can truly reverse signs of aging. As aging progresses, skin structure diminishes, which eventually forms fine lines, wrinkles, and a loss of volume in the face. Dr.Tawfik Sefrioui utilizes a ground breaking treatment called Nano fat grafting or ALMI Autologous Lipocyte Micronized Injection as an effective way to improve your appearance by restoring volume to your wrinkled, shallow skin and aging face. If you are looking for a safe, natural, minimally invasive in office alternative to facial rejuvenation – contact us today in 0522398689 to schedule your consultation.
What is Nano Fat Grafting?
Also known as micro-fat grafting, micronized injection, or Nano fat grafting, this procedure is a refined and specific technique of fat transfer, where a small amount of fat is removed and injected into other areas of the body. The word “Nano” or “micro” refers to the very small particles of fat that are specifically emulsified and used for areas with very defined contours, such as the fine lines, wrinkles, temples, tear troughs, dark circles around the eyes and other facial restoration. The best part of it is that it is an in office, very safe, easy, economical way to replace larger volume loss and can be precisely injected with a filler sized injection needle or cannula.
Am I a good candidate for Nano Fat Grafting?
You may be a good candidate for Nano fat grafting if you are noticing signs of aging, including:
- Fine lines
- Dark circles around the eyes
- Sunken appearance under the eyes
If you want to get rid of these common aging traits, quick and easy, contact Dr.Tawfik Sefrioui today in 0522398689 to request a consultation.
What to expect with Nano Fat Grafting:
Nano fat grafting or micronized injections can be performed by Dr.Tawfik Sefrioui, who has extensive experience in fat transfers including this state of the art micro-fat grafting technique for small areas such as the face, décolleté, under eyes Dr. TawfikSefrioui is a highly acclaimed body sculpting expert performing other fat grafting procedures, including Brazilian butt lift, natural breast augmentation, and body fat transfer.
With the help of local anesthetic for ensure patient comfort, a small needle attached to a syringe is injected into an area with excess fat. Common areas may include the buttocks, abdomen, or flanks. After the fat is removed, it’s spun in a centrifuge to separate the fat from other fluids. Then, the purified fat is injected into the delicate facial contours, depending on the patient’s aesthetic goals.
Upon patient’s request or Dr. Tawfik Sefrioui’s recommendations, he enhances the Nano fat with platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, and stem cells to improve the longevity and effectiveness of the results. This serum is used to improve the overlying skin texture and appearance. Progressively, these results will continue to improve over time.
Benefits of Nano Fat:
Nano fat grafting, is specifically produced to correct very refined contours of the face, which is an excellent alternative to more traditional methods, such as dermal fillers. Nano fat grafting is also safe, economical and effective, where there is no chance of allergic reaction and it can be done in office. Finally, Nano fat transfer results last much longer than traditional methods by stimulating regenerative facial structures, such as natural collagen production at a molecular level.
EYEBROWS HAIR TRANSPLANT
In the past, eyebrow transplants have been a procedure that was targeted at women. However, we have seen many patients who are looking for eyebrow transplants, both male and female. Eyebrow transplants are a permanent and natural-looking way of restoring or just improving existing eyebrows or the lack thereof.
Some eyebrow transplants can just be a quick touch-up, usually in the area of a scar, or because of the lack of hair in a small part of the brow. These procedures are perfect for the SmartGraft FUE technology because it is possible to harvest only the small amount of grafts that are necessary. Even if it takes only 50 grafts to touch up this area, it is possible to easily take out that small amount without leaving any visible scars. The procedure can also be done in a fairly simple non-invasive procedure that can be completed in one day. In addition, if you are dealing with scar tissue and using the SmartGraft FUE technology, the great thing about this type of procedure is that it can also be used to “punch out” the scar tissue and therefore shrink this area so that the hairs that are transplanted can almost completely cover and disguise the reason why the patient came in the first place.
Other eyebrow transplants involve more grafts and will take a little longer, but they still follow the same process. The great advantage of the SmartGraft technology though is that it has a built-in graft counter that allows the hair transplant team to keep track of the harvesting time, therefore allowing a very quick and smooth transition to the implantation stage. The other advantage of the SmartGraft technology is that it has a built-in containment unit that will keep the grafts in their best condition until they are ready for the transplant. Previous technology did not have this feature, meaning that the process would need to be stopped for the canister containing the grafts to be switched out, emptied, and counted manually. This new feature means less manual handling of the grafts as well as less possible chance of damaging the grafts. As a result, the transplant has an even higher success rate.
An eyebrow transplant is a very specialized form of hair transplant that requires an artistic eye to create an aesthetically pleasing shape for the eyebrows. Dr. Tawfik Sefrioui has a talent for being able to envision the final result and design an eyebrow transplant strategy that will definitely attain the final result that the patient is looking for. The fact that Dr. Tawfik Sefrioui is also a facial cosmetic surgeon means that besides years and years of training and experience, he has a natural talent for being able to create a design that will suit the patient’s individual face and eye symmetry.
If you are looking for a solution to any issue with your eyebrows, it is worth contacting Dr. Tawfik Sefrioui today for a complimentary consultation and personal assessment.